October 17, 2018
Spicy hot pot is addictive and can cause damp heat and edema
I’ve been so addicted to spicy hot pot lately. My body is naturally cold so spicy hot pot would be a good balance right?
CheckCheckCin: some people love spicy hot pot to the point tbey prefer the spicy level to be numbing. Spicy hot pot is made by adding a lot of spicy or warm herbs such as Sichuan pepper, chili pepper, cinnamon, star anise, fennel, clove, and cumin. These herbs can dispel cold so it can be suitable for those with aversion to cold. However, spicy hot pot is hot in nature, can lead to excessive fire in body and damp heat and yin deficient symptoms. Those with asthenic qi and blood should not have hot pot either. Those with blood stasis can have it occasionally to promote qi and blood circulation. It is still best to have hot pot with a clear broth.
Post hot pot healing tea to clear heat
Effects: clear heat and detoxify. Alleviate symptoms induced by eating hot natured foods. Symptoms include canker sores, acne, and bad breath.
Ingredients: 3-4 plumeria, 2-3 sticks of sugared wintermelon
Preparation: rinse ingredients and place into thermos. Rinse with hot water once then steep with hot drinking water for 5 minutes until fragrant develops. Tea can be rebrewed until flavour weakens.
Note: not suitable for those with asthenic spleen and stomach or those prone to diarrhea.